SukkahPDX

Mark Your Calendars with these dates for SukkahPDX 2014:

April 18, 2014: Call for Proposals Release
June 6, 2014: Registration Deadline
June 30, 2014: Submission Deadline
October 8-17: SukkahPDX 2014

Oregon Jewish Museum celebrates the holiday of Sukkot with an annual juried design-build exhibit, inviting designers, artists and makers of all backgrounds to propose contemporary responses to the traditional challenges of sukkah design.

The sukkah is a temporary dwelling, traditionally erected each fall in observance of Sukkot, the Jewish festival of thanksgiving for home and harvest. Jewish texts and tradition offer a rich and complex set of parameters for sukkah design and construction. Explicitly fragile, permeable, and temporary, these shelters pose ancient questions of protection and enclosure, and of transience, displacement and domestic space that remain highly relevant issues in 21st century art, craft and design.

Awardees of this juried competition create and install their winning sukkahs on the grounds of the Oregon Jewish Museum, in Portland, Oregon. This collection of unique, livable structures remains on display at the Museum throughout the week of Sukkot, where they serve as the focal point of a weeklong series of events that seek to create contemporary context and connection to the themes of this ancient holiday.

The Oregon Jewish Museum Board and Staff would like to thank the many sponsors, volunteers and community partners who came together to make SukkahPDX 2013 a spectacular success. We look forward to seeing you next October 8-14 for SukkahPDX 2014. 

SukkahPDX CURATORIAL TEAM
Coren Rau (Project Manager) and Sandra Oberdorfer (OJM Program Coordinator)

Family Event Coordination 
Cheyenne McClain

SUKKAHPDX 2013 JURY: 
Aaron Raz Link, 
David Eckard, Laura Leibman

OUR PARTNERS:
ComedySportz Portland, Habitat for Humanity Portland, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Moishe House Portland, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland Young Adult Shabbat, TIVNU: Building Justice

SPONSORS:
Widmer Brothers Brewery

SukkahPDX 2013 Was Made Possible Thanks To Grant Funding From:
Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland


SukkahPDX: Pizza in the Hut

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7:00

Portland Jewish Academy and OJM combine storytelling and dinner in the sukkahs. Enjoy yummy pizza while listening to pioneer stories of life in the sukkahs. more »